LUVERNE -- There was no doubt Saturday about which was the best girls track team at the Big South Conference small school meet in Luverne. The host Cardinals literally ran away with it, scoring 231 points to second place Redwood Valley’s 120.

The boys meet was extremely tight. Pipestone Area and Redwood Valley both scored 134 points, and Luverne was close behind with 132.

The Pipestone boys got firsts from Carter Nesvold in the 100-meter dash (11.42), Devin Tinklenberg in the 200 meters (22.83) and the 400 (51.05), Braeden Benz in the 110-meter hurdles (16.51) and 300-meter hurdles (42.21) and Jason Steenstra in the high jump (6-0). The Arrows’ 4x100-meter relay (45.63) and 4x200-meter relay (1:35.13) were also victorious, and Nesvold participated in both of them.

The Luverne boys got a first in the 4x400-meter relay, coming in at 3:36.12.

Meanwhile, the Luverne girls placed first with Brooklynn VerSteeg in the 200-meter dash (27.02) and 400-meter dash (1:00.69), Tenley Nelson in the 800 meters (2:23.89) and 1,600-meters (5:31.14), Jenna DeBates in the 3,200 meters (12:19.04), Mallory Thorson in the triple jump (34-6), and Elise Jarchow in the pole vault (8-0). The LHS 4x100-meter relay (51.85), 4x200-meter relay (1:50.99), 4x400-meter relay (4:14.82) and 4x800-meter relay (10:00.30) also won.

Windom Area’s Delaney Smith won the shot put (39-5) and discus (117-9). Jackson County Central’s Aleigha Henderson won the long jump (15-9.5) and the 110-meter dash (13.19). Another Huskie, Zoe Pohlman, was a winner in the 100-meter hurdles (16.94).

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